“Deaths of despair” are by suicide, drug overdose, and alcoholic liver disease. Their increase in the US is explained by indignity and loss of pride, not globalization, inequality or automation.
"there is fact-driven brilliance in Bloodsport’s pages."
“The target audience is ambiguous, as the coverage moves back and forth between the interests of workers, activists, small business owners, investors, and public officials.
“It’s too bad, really, that Against Thrift fails at its most basic level. Dr. Livingston is daring, original, obviously well read, and—to a liberal reader—well intentioned.